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Adolfo Gutierrez Quinones aka “Shabba-Doo” was born May 11, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois and died suddenly on December 30, 2020.  The cause of death is unknown.

He was a member of  “The Original Lockers” and is credited with inventing the dance style known as poppin’ and locking.

He was a dancer, choreographer and actor, best known for his appearances on “Soul Train” and the movies, “Breakin'” in 1984 and “Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo”.

Yesterday, 12/29/2020 on Instagram he posted: “Good news y’all!

I’m feeling all better I’m just a wee bit sluggish from my cold, but the good news is I’m Covid-19 negative! Woo hoo!”

Toni Basil, also an Orignal Lockers posted:  “It is with extreme sadness [that] The Lockers family announces the unexpected passing of our beloved Adolfo Shabba-Doo Quinones.  In this difficult time, we are requesting privacy.”

He is survived by his two children.

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